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Register for Tahmina’s Presentation on the Startup Visa and Immigration Reform!

Seattle Select Attorneys” will be holding the following event on Tuesday 28th, 2014 at 8:30-9:45am.  Join if you can!

The (potential) Startup Visa and the State of Immigration Reform


Please RSVP to join Seattle Select Attorneys at our next breakfast seminar:

Ø  When:

Tuesday, January 28, 2014, from 8:30 to 9:45 am

Ø  Where:

Short Cressman & Burgess PLLC

999 Third Avenue, Suite 3000

Seattle, Washington 98104-4088

This is the Wells Fargo building with the big pink and green flower sculpture out front.

This month’s seminar will feature Tahmina Watson with:

The (potential) Startup Visa and the State of Immigration Reform

Summary of the seminar:

This presentation will cover the two versions of the Startup Visa Act/Entrepreneur Visa as described by the Senate bill S.744 Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act that passed in June 2013 and House bill S.2131 The SKILLS Visa Act as reported out of the committee. Both bills introduce a brand new visa category for entrepreneurs starting new companies commonly known as the Startup Visa and EB6 Visa. Tahmina Watson is a leading authority on the potential visa. Her work on the topic has been published in The Entrepreneur Magazine and Bloomberg Businessweek. In addition, her work has been referred to in a study conducted by The Competitive Enterprise Institute based in Washington DC titled “America Still Needs a True Entrepreneurship Visa” authored by David Bier. The presentation will also cover the current state of immigration reform and what non-immigration lawyers should be aware of for their practices.

One (1) WSBA CLE credit is pending for this course. We will provide a light breakfast and the opportunity to network with fellow Seattle-area lawyers. There is no cost for SSA members to attend. The cost for guests is $20.00, payable by check to Seattle Select Attorneys or PayPal on our website: .  If you have not yet paid your membership dues, this is a GREAT time to do so!

About the speaker:

Tahmina Watson obtained her law degree and graduated from Brunel University, London, England in 2000. After completing her pupillage (apprenticeship) from Bridewell Chambers in London in 2004, Tahmina continued as a practicing barrister, handling mainly criminal defense matters, before relocating to the United States in 2005. She continues to be affiliated with Temple Court Chambers in London as a Door Tenant. Tahmina was admitted to the New York Bar in 2006 and since has been practicing exclusively in the area of U.S. Immigration and Naturalization law in Seattle, Washington. She is a frequent author and blogger on immigration law matters. She is regularly quoted and published in various newspapers and magazines Her blog Watson Immigration Law Blog has gained significant reputation over the years. . She has been a staunch advocate for immigration reform in recent years with a particular focus on advocating for the Startup visa. She had the privilege of helping Senator Moran’s office draft amendments to the Senate version of the Startup visa in 2013. Tahmina is an active member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, is often published in AILA publications and is a Co-Chair of a new committee she helped create called “AILA Washington Parents.” She is also a member of the New York State Bar Association, the Bar in England & Wales, The International Bar Association and various minority bar associations. She proudly served as the 2009-2010 President of the King County Washington Women Lawyers (KCWWL). She served on the board of Washington Women Lawyers from 2008-2010. In past years, she also served on the board of the Asian Bar Association of Washington. While juggling her practice, Tahmina is mummy to two little adorable girls- 18 months old Sarina and almost 4 years old Sofia.